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The County of DuPage
Wheaton, Illinois

Employment Opportunity: Healthcare – Professionals/Technicians

Title: Director of Nursing

Posting No.: 1762

Closing Date: Until Filled

Department: Care Center

Hours: Full-Time: 40 hours per week, as scheduled

Salary: Depending on Qualifications

The DuPage Care Center is a licensed skilled nursing and rehabilitation facility that serves the residents of DuPage County.  Our Center is currently seeking experienced applicants to serve as a Director of Nursing to oversee the administration, training, supervision, budget development and management, customer service and provide our residents with a caring and secure atmosphere.

Responsibilities include:
•    Directs and supervises the activities of all professional and sub-professional nursing personnel
•    Hires, directs, evaluates, promotes, disciplines, and adjusts grievances or effectively recommends such actions for personnel assigned to staff
•    Participates/leads regulatory survey processes
•    Makes periodic rounds on all units and shifts to check quality of nursing care
•    Oversees the care given to the resident, advises on specialized care problems
•    Plans and outlines general nursing procedures for nursing personnel
•    Coordinates, integrates, and evaluates functions and activities of the nursing program
•    Works with the in-house Educator to ensure appropriate training and continuing education programs
•    Develops and oversees the standards for resident care
•    Ensures Root Cause Analysis (RCA) is conducted thoroughly as appropriate
•    Plays key role in the Quality Assurance Performance Improvement (QAPI) process
•    Analyzes and evaluates the performance of nursing service personnel
•    Prepares and maintains reports and composes correspondence regarding nursing activities
•    Ensures adherence to State and Federal regulatory requirements
•    Establishes and interprets nursing policies and objective of nursing service for subordinates
•    Assists with the preparation of the annual budget and maintains the operating budget for personnel in the Nursing Division
•    Collaborates with Medical Directors, physicians, Advanced Practice Nurses on providing appropriate medical oversight to the residents and patients
•    Serves as a liaison between the residents, their families, staff and the general public

Requirements include the following experience or equivalent combination of training and experience:
•    Possession of an Illinois Registered Nurse License
•    Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing and 8 years experience in the nursing field with progressively responsible experience including three years in a nursing administration or a comparable management position within a long-term care facility

The preferred candidate will possess:
•    Masters or Doctorate degree in Nursing
•    Diverse professional background within the medical and long-term care fields
•    Additional certifications such as Minimum Data Set and/ or Nursing Restorative certifications

A post offer physical is required.
A pre-employment background check is required.

Applications accepted until position is filled.

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DuPage County is an Equal Opportunity Employer